Welcome

Welcome

BAS is a friendly welcoming society of approximately 60 like minded people of varying levels of expertise and ages. Our twice monthly regular meetings held South of Basingstoke cover both the practical and theoretical aspects of astronomy.

You don't have to be a member to come along and see what we get up to.

We meet at Cliddesden Primary School, Cliddesden, RG25 2QU on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month apart from July and August when there are no scheduled meetings.

Zoom session open at 7:00PM

Video from Thursdays meeting featuring Lubos and his excellent explanation of orbital mechanics has been posted to YouTube, if you missed it check it out.

YouTube Videos

Lubos - Orbital Mechanics

Dirk Froebrich - HOYS - Hunting Outbursting Young Stars




I M P O R T A N T I N F O R M A T I O N

Due to the current situation and the need to be compliant with the current "Social Distancing" recommendation the committee has decided to cancel all face-to-face meetings until further notice.

However to allow members to get their bi-monthly astronomy fix we will be running virtual meetings.

You will be able to view the virtual meeting via mobile phone, tablet or PC. All members will be sent an email explaining how to log-on and attend the meeting.

We hope that you will join us. Please review our Events page for all of our upcoming meetings.




Project Argus - Tracking space debris

BAS has been helping the MOD to see if its possible to track satellites using standard DSLR cameras.

The success of the project prompted a lot of local and national interest.

Click on the links below to hear Trevor Gainey on BBC Berkshire and Alan Lorrain on TalkRadio.

Click on the link to hear the interview.

BBC Berkshire talking to Trevor Gainey

TalkRadio talking to Alan Lorrain

Trevor Gainey on BBC Sound

For our full calendar of meetings and events click here. Please note that the time of events shown in the calendar may vary depending on your browser. This is a bug we are working on.

Star trails above Cliddesden Primary School - our meeting HQ

Basingstoke Roundabout